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Entry and exit search policy

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) “Entry and Exit Search Policy” applies to all employees, contractors, partners and service providers, including those on co-located sites and sites owned by other public bodies. This also includes employees of other organisations who are based in, or work at, MoJ occupied premises.

Agencies and Arm’s Length Bodies (ALBs) are expected to comply with this corporate framework, but may establish their own arrangements tailored to operational needs, and should supplement this framework with local policy or guidance for any business-specific risk.

The policy defines the access controls that are in place when entering and exiting MoJ buildings.

The policy is available for download here.

Physical security advice

Physical security advice can be obtained by contacting MoJ Group Security:

Contact details

For any further questions or advice relating to security, contact:


If you have any questions or comments about this guidance, such as suggestions for improvements, please contact: